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Jakarta Post

Police arrest Djoko Tjandra's lawyer

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie


Jakarta   /   Mon, August 10 2020   /  01:00 am
Lawyer of graft convict and fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra, Anita Kolopaking (left), speaks to journalists after undergoing a questioning at the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in Jakarta on July 27, 2020. The AGO interrogates Anita regarding her alleged meeting with South Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office head Anang Supriatna in relation to her client’s case.(Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

The National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) arrested Anita Kolopaking, the lawyer of graft convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra, on Saturday. National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono said investigators arrested Anita after she was questioned as a suspect on Friday. The interrogation lasted until early Saturday, and the lawyer answered 55 questions from investigators. “Anita will be detained in Bareskrim’s detention center for the next 20 days,” Awi said on Saturday, as quoted by Bareskrim previously named Anita a suspect on July 30 and brought multiple charges against her for her alleged role in using forged letters to travel and helping a criminal on the run. The Supreme Court sentenced Djoko to two years of imprisonment in 2009 for his involvement in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case. However, t...